Postdoctoral scholarship in molecular and cellular neuroscience

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
15 Sep 2019
Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neuroscience, Sweden
2 years

Research group
The laboratory of professor Carlos Ibanez is now seeking talented and enthusiastic researchers with expertise in molecular and cellular neuroscience to advance investigations on the functions and mechanisms of growth factor receptor signaling and physiology in the nervous system. The research entails studies of different receptor systems in neuronal and nervous system function using molecular methods, cell culture models and mutant mice carrying specific mutations in these receptors.

For more information and publications, please look at our lab website clicking here.

Entry requirements
Candidates will be accepted at the postdoctoral level with a PhD awarded preferably within the last 3 years. Strong and documented expertise in molecular, cellular and histological methods of analysis as applied to studies of mouse models in the area of neuroscience is an absolute requirement for consideration.

Successful applicants shall be well versed in mouse brain neuroanatomy and physiology. Expertise in analysis of mouse behavior will be an additional advantage. The successful candidate is expected to be sufficiently independent to formulate questions, design experiments and perform research. 

Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent.

A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent. To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate.

The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

Type of scholarship
The amount is tax free and it is set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six months basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

Application process
An application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  • A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work

  • A complete list of publications

  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)

Applicants should as well arrange to have at least two confidential letters of reference sent independently by referees to that email address.

The application is to be submitted on the Varbi recruitment system, no later than September 15th.

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Contact Details

Carlos Ibanez,